Japanese Prime Minister’s Cautious Course Sets Potential Long-Term Ruler | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MARI YAMAGUCHI – Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida didn’t look like he would last long when he took office eight months ago. He was considered nice, but indecisive and subservient to party heavyweights. Many believed that, like its short-lived predecessor, it was not up to the task of winning … Read more

North Korean leader reaffirms arms buildup at party meeting | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KIM TONG-HYUNG – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has doubled down on his arms buildup amid what he described as a worsening security environment as outside governments watch for signs of an explosion potentially imminent North Korean nuclear attack. Kim’s comments at a major three-day policy … Read more

North Korean leader reaffirms arms buildup at party meeting | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KIM TONG-HYUNG – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his arms buildup amid what he described as an aggravating security environment as he wrapped up a major political conference that took place as US and South Korean officials say North Korea is continuing preparations … Read more

Biden and Bolsonaro hold 1st meeting amid election concerns | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CHRIS MEGERIAN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden avoided challenging Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro about his upcoming election and the management of the Amazon rainforest during the public portion of their first-ever meeting Thursday, while the Brazilian leader adopted a more defensive tone in addressing these issues. … Read more

North Korea opens big party meeting amid signs of nuclear test | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KIM TONG-HYUNG – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called a policy conference where he is expected to review state affairs, including a COVID-19 outbreak, and possibly address relations with Washington and Seoul in the midst of its nuclear revival. The plenary meeting of the ruling … Read more

Migration takes top spot as Biden welcomes hemisphere leaders | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ELLIOT SPAGAT – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Migration took center stage at a gathering of Western Hemisphere leaders, reflecting its emergence as a major foreign policy issue amid red carpet drama on who comes and who stays at home. The “Los Angeles Declaration,” which will be announced as US President Joe Biden … Read more

Hard blow for Biden, the Mexican president will skip the summit of the Americas | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, JOSHUA GOODMAN and CHRIS MEGERIAN – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed Monday that he would skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, dealing a blow to U.S. efforts to rally governments to work together to address the increased migration in the hemisphere. … Read more

Biden scrambles to avoid Summit of the Americas flop in Los Angeles | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, JOSHUA GOODMAN and CHRIS MEGERIAN – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When leaders meet this week in Los Angeles at the Summit of the Americas, the focus is likely to shift away from common policy changes — migration, climate change and runaway inflation — and instead turn towards something Hollywood thrives … Read more

Biden scrambles to avoid Summit of the Americas flop in Los Angeles | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, JOSHUA GOODMAN and CHRIS MEGERIAN – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When leaders meet this week in Los Angeles at the Summit of the Americas, the focus is likely to shift away from common policy changes — migration, climate change and runaway inflation — and instead turn towards something Hollywood thrives … Read more

North Korea tests short-range missile salvo | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KIM TONG-HYUNG – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea tested a barrage of short-range ballistic missiles from multiple locations out to sea on Sunday, the South Korean military said, extending a provocative streak of demonstrations. weapons this year that US and South Korean officials say may culminate in a test nuclear … Read more